Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, October 16

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Arsenal are preparing to launch a £32million bid for Borussia Dortmund star and Manchester United target Mats Hummels. (Daily Express)Arsenal are on the trail of Marseille defender Stephane Sparagna and are keen to strike a deal in January. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are ready to offer Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira a pre-contract in January. Khedira is in the last year of his contract at the Bernabeu and looks unlikely to sign an extension. And the Blues are set to beat Arsenal to his signing. (London Evening Standard)Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will beg Lille to cut short Divock Origi’s loan spell so that the striker can return to Anfield in January. (Daily Express)Manchester United academy director Brian McClair has refused to rule out Tom Cleverley making a successful return to Old Trafford when his loan spell at Aston Villa finishes. (Daily Mail)Sunderland have made a bold request to take Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic on loan. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – O’Shea: Defensive frailties won’t hinder Man United’s top-four hopesExclusive – Butland: I’d be happy for England senior stars to make U21s returnExclusive – Sterling will leave Liverpool for a top club in next two years, says ex-England starExclusive – I never expected this! Northern Ireland boss O’Neill hails record-breaking start to Euro 2016 campaignRevealed: How Liverpool COULD have got rid of Borini in the summerReports – Chelsea go head-to-head with Real Madrid over Cruzeiro starArsenal transfer boost? Madrid line up Khedira replacementClassic Wenger? Arsenal linked with move to sign injury prone FrenchmanTottenham transfer blow: Midfield target set to sign new contractAC Milan keen to sign Man City defender on loanReal Madrid join Chelsea in chase for South American sensationlast_img read more